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on the way. >> we're getting used to it. how bad will this storm be. we have a look at your first forecast, break it dunn for us -- down for us. >> we'll see winter weather, so the timing will be similar. right now we're all clear. maryland's most powerful radar scanning clear. cecil, harford, north baltimore, carroll. it means are a not going to get the two to four inch rain, one to three and closer to one as you push toward easten. here's the storm. you can see tremendous moisture. that's out of the gulf of mexico. cold air wrapping around the back site. 30 -- 30s tonight. we'll talk about how much falls where in the state. that's coming up. >>> an update on breaking news we first brought you at 5:00. there is a new development in the phylicia barnes murder case. prosecutors are requesting the courtroom be closed for part of the trial because of a sexually explicit videotape. >> reporter: we spoke to the defense team for michael maurice johnson who said they need to respond to that hearing submitted by the state. the baltimore state's attorney's office wants to show a video that shows ph
. if there is no further business to come before us, i wish to recognize dodi allen for the purpose of making a motion to adjourn. >> [inaudible] >> recognizing john abernathy -- don abernathy for the purpose of a second. >> [inaudible] >> all those in favor of adjournment, say aye. >> aye. >> i now turn it over to our distinguished secretary of state, alain marshall. >> thank you for a job well done. ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your service today. i want to thank the participants as well as those of you here to watch history being made. history in this historical room and people watching us across the state through modern technology, this is truly a moment to reflect upon what good citizenship is all about. before everybody does start to leave, let me remind the electorates, if i can ask you to return to your seat so we can pass those extra five. they are crucial and have to be sent to washington post case for archives and congress and everywhere else -- posthaste for our cars and congress and everyone else. thank you very much to everyone. i hope you have enjoyed yourself, making history, as
is possible but not likely. for most of us by midnight though, those who will be celebrating out and bearly tomorrow morning a light rain or snow shower will pop on through. green weather alert for today and tomorrow. by wednesday, we are mostly sunny, little cooler as temperatures remain in the upper 30s. >>> on the northbound side of 28 coming out of manassas, manassas part to get past i-66, since the early morning hours before 2:00 a.m. the fatal crash investigation, traffic is able to get by single file on the left side of the roadway northbound 28 this also makes for a slow travel down 66. otherwise the volume has been light on the interstate both in virginia and in maryland. 35 open to the 14th street bridge. police responding there for the motorcycle crash. maryland beltway i-27 0 corridor checking out the drive at the american legion brimming. back to you. >> to me it is just incredible. isn't the first time the redskins have been champions since 199. the sky is the limit for this team not only this year but for the future. we are definitely looking to capitalize this year. >> thank
and for trucks, it's much higher. it was easy for us to find motorists in montgomery county who occasionally used the ecc. >> when we need it, it saves under the circumstance time. >> whoever uses it? >> and i used a couple. that is about it. >> and most days, the traffic is light to moderate. phil andrews, never a fan of the icc, believes the tolls on the highway are way too high and they should be cut drastically in order to draw more traffic on to the six-lane roadway. >> and that is too much. cut them in half, double the traffic and you raise the same amount of revenue and make it a use willful road for the people -- useful road for the people on it and the roads that the car comes off of. >> reporter: the maryland transportation authority said the traffic is growing at the rate of three percent -- 3% per month and first-year revenues higher. they said the toll roadways purpose is to provide relatively congestion tree travel with reliable travel times. and it will respond directly, presumably priestly to cut the tolls in half. reading between the lines and the statements, it sounds like the
>> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> the sixth win in a row for the redskins. does it all come down to win number seven? we'll break down what the reds must do to make it to the playoffs. >> good morning. welcome to "news4 today." it's christmas eve, monday december 24th, 2012. just one more day until christmas. can you believe us? some of you like us may be headed to work early or have last-minute shopping to do. things appear to be dry but changes are on the way. >> tom kierein is here with details. >> also travel. a lot of people heading out of town today right now starting off if you are about to head out the door, no travel problems weatherwise. it's cold. clouds now drifting over the region and if you are heading off to the south you'll be driving into rain if you are heading into the carolinas or toward tennessee and kentucky. and farther west heading due west later today you may be driving into some wintry precipitation. right now getting some rain down in tennessee, southwestern virginia and kentucky. ahead of that under the clouds we
for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning." it starts right now. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. it's 8:00 on the east, 5:00 out west and we're starting this hour with the wrangling on capitol hill over the fiscal cliff. we're just 31 days until the deadline which could potentially trigger $7 trillion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases. both republicans and democrats are at a standoff. they are each blaming the other side for holding up the process, but republican congressman terry lee says that by going over the cliff the president may have an ulterior motive. >> many of us fear that the president's real plan here was to let us go over the cliff and blame the republicans, and that's what we look like we're being set up to do, and then if you go over the cliff, then two months later, a month later, the president can come back with a bill and say, hey, we're going to now since the republicans let everyone's taxes go up, i'm going to ride in here now and be the -- the knight in shining armor and lower the tax
johns has been following both cases for us. joe, explain the impact of today's decision. >> well, it is big impact. as you know, this is one of those cases that people talk about over the water cooler. let's start with proposition 8. very simple, wolf, it is the california ballot initiative passed in 2008 by the people of the state of california that established marriage as between a man and a woman. it overturned a court case that said same sex couples have the right to marry. windsor is the other case you were talking about, it is an attack on defense of marriage act which was passed in 1996 by the congress, signed by the president. it's called windsor against the united states. it is about a woman named edith windsor who had a long time relationship with her partner, and they were married in 2007. spier died in new york in 2009, and edith windsor got a lot of money. something like $363,000 as a result of that, she was required to pay that in federal estate taxes on her inheritance. she would not have had to pay that money if federal law had given that same sex relationship the
franchise. >> good evening everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm adam may. it's another tragedy for the nfl. one player is dead and another facing manslaughter charges. a fatal drunk driving accident. >> skid marks line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing a teammate. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes saturday morning. the lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown, a member of the team's practice squad. brown was unresponsive when they arrived. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent and brown were college teammates at the university of illinois. the two were reunited in october when the cowboys signed brown after the indianapolis colts released h
for today. but that sunshine is not going to warm us up at all today. we are cold this morning. we will stay that way right through the day and lunchtime temperature coming in at 42 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. how are the roads looking? >>> good morning lynette. so far so good out on 95. here in white marsh it's going to take you just 14 minutes traveling southbound from 695 into the city. no problems to report on the beltway from parkville all the way up to towson. traffic moving along at liberty road. 11 minutes altogether to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. up in hunt valley, no problems to report here on the harrisburg expressway. nice and clear from shawan road all the way down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> breaking news a man is dead this morning after a two alarm fire broke out in his home. this happened in jacksonville and the 5600 block of sweet air road just after midnight. there were no fire hydrants near that home so the water had to be shuttled i
. we'll tell you about that. it is purple friday. >>> thank you for joining us. >> we have seen a lot of sunshine and chilly. what are we in store for today but saturday and sunday. here is lynette. >> let's look at the radar, it is telling a story. we have wet weather pushing in. look at this mix over to hagerstown, this is sliding to our area in a lot of spots will have the showers and a mix. this is on the move towards the east. as we go through the morning hours we'll see what we get. all in all, we have rain showers across the area. it will continue into the afternoon. and more of the same and 35 right now as we head through today. you can expect plenty of clouds out there. we can see patchy fog this morning. temperatures will remain cool but chilly as we go throughout the day a mix of sun and clouds and showers. >> we have it all today. >> so far so good. we'll be cold out there, you may want to crank on the heat. >>> if you are using 695. the east side nice and clear. not many cars out. there and 695 and this is downtown baltimore. 11 minutes on the outer loop down to 95. that'
a semi-automatic weapon. the new commissioner used the moment to call on lawmakers to help kill the keep the streets even -- to help keep the streets even safer. >> if we can improve the laws we have, as we go into the legislative time, this is an opportunity. this is an example. if we were together, we could make a dramatic difference. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake also congratulated the department. police are investigating three shootings that happened overnight. the latest was on a london street around 2:30 this morning. one male victim was suffering from a gunshot wound. 90 minutes before that, officers responded in west baltimore where one male was shot. detectives are also investigating a third shooting on the 500 block of bloom street. one man was reportedly shot. there is no word on the condition of the victims. the baltimore county police officer charged in the death of a randallstown teenager is back in court. criminal motion hearings begin today in the death of 17--old christopher brown. police say there was a confrontation when browned fell unconscious. he had been with
on the gun control debate. thank you for staying with us tonight. i'm maureen ume. >> and i'm laura evans. the edge begins with a discussion that will likely carry on well into the new year, gun policy. regardless of which side of the debate you are on, the goal is ending gun violence. a crowd gathered in the columbia heights neighborhood for a vigil to do just that. the sorry yil and march to a nearby church was in honor of 20 children and six school staff members killed in connecticut. president obama says this is not just an issue for lawmakers and law enforcement. he says it's going to take all americans standing up and saying enough on behalf of our kids. >> with what took place in connecticut, many citizens are feeling a driving force to come out and speak in opposition to the gun violence which plagues our country. >> some people we spoke with tonight support an all-out gun ban. others say there should be a way to cut down on the violence while still protecting the secretary amount. in newtown, the last of the school shooting victims has now been late to rest. 17-year-old josephine
. this bill allows us to have the resources we need to get more uninsured americans into the health-care system. it reduces costs and will make as a stronger nation. >> peter shumlin is joining us from vermont. thank you very much for being with us. >> thanks so much for having me. >> why did he decide to take this job? >> it is a fascinating question. they're going to start this cycle $30 million a behind were the republican governors association is. they have opportunities across the upper midwest and states like florida and on the west coast. the governor of arizona is not so convinced she% limited. she think she can run. sheikh -- she is a term limited. she thinks she can run. even some states in the south and along the atlantic coast. there are tons of opportunities for democrats. they are $30 million were the republicans governors association is. >> a lot of democratic senators are up for reelection. the pool of money will be pushed also for these governors races and more democratic than republican seat in the senate. >> there arare far more democrat of for reelection in 2014
a number of possibilities for us. how can we use these digital technologies and learn fm them to change education on our alone campus. what weighs will we see based on the experience of these mass courses. how can that transform in cambridge and boston. secondly, we see it as a way to get harvard ideas and harvard teaching out to a broader world and way to accumulate a lot of data that can be an extraordinary resource for anybody who like to use that material to ask questions about the nature of human learning and how it ought to be structured. on the point about spreading learning to the rest of the world, i have a very moving reaction to one bit of data. one of the pilot courses. when i was in india, i met with people in india who were wanting to interact with harvard. there is a need for engagement with our schools public health. we have enormous challenges in that area. i was talking to these individuals about what kind of courses we might involve them in. this online course that i described steele has overall more than 40,000 students and 9000 of them come from india. last january
enduring psychological torture for five days in that war-torn country. angie joins us with more on this harrowing story. >> reporter: good morning. the face of nbc news known for covering some of the world's most dangerous stories found himself in the headlines after disappearing with his crew in syria. >> i'm very happy that we're able to do this shot this morning. >> we're in good health, we're okay. >> reporter: on the "today" show after a terrifying five days of being captive. earlier this morning we got our first glimpse and he talked about the traumatic experience. >> we were with some gunmen, rebels who were escorting us. theyxecuted one of them on the spot and they kept us blindfolded, bound. we were not physically beaten or tortured. it was a lot of psychological torture. threats of being killed. they made us choose which one of us would be shot first and when we refused there were mock shootings. >> we'll go to a sniper position. >> reporter: engel who is known for his fierce reporting on the front line of war-torn countries say they were crossing from syria to turkey
enough to put us in the spirit of the season. is a look at our satellite and radar. areas of rain migrating through southwestern virginia. that will continue to push our way and bring us in light wintry mix about lunchtime. 26 in a country village, 25 in waldorf, 23 in bristow. 28 in aldie. a light, wintry mix around noon and then kept in light rain fall in the afternoon. damp roads is all that's expected. high temperature of 42. >> some travelers could be dealing with a nightmare before and after christmas. meteorologist are talking about two big storms. >> get ready for a white christmas across parts of the u.s.. this is video from reno nevada, where visibility was an issue as drivers tried to make their way through a snowstorm. >> in syracuse, new york snowplows working overtime. this is the city's first snowstorm of the season. residents bracing for more. >> in california, dealing with severe flooding. this is video from sonoma county. entire intersections lacked under water. >> we want to go to breaking news. a fatal shooting in the capitol hill area. >> john gonzalez is the
'll begin with a disturbing discovery at a high school in fairfax. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. administrators found a loaded gun in robinson secondary school. fox 5's audrey barnes has the latest from the newsroom. >> fairfax county schools have an e-mail alert system called keep in touch . that's how parents found out about a gun found at secondary school at robinson. school officials immediately le rachel shrineman has three kids at the school and was instantly concerned when she received an e-mail alert about the discovery. >> i have a 7th grader who didn't really know what had happened. my 10th grader had heard, but it was dealt with so quickly that i think the kids felt very safe and i haven't seen my 12th grader yet today. >> reporter: investigators say there was an ammunition magazine in the weapon, but they didn't release any other details about what led them to the locker. >> of course, i mean it's concerning, but it can happen anywhere. so i don't see that robinson is any different than any other school that could have something like this
coming through. they will be with us from time-to-time throughout afternoon. i'll have the forecast for the lighting ceremony. we look at the forecast tomorrow and the afternoon coming up in a few minutes. keith? >> a messy morning on the beltway after a pineapple truck overturned on the outer loop near 270. lanes of the highway were closed for hours as they empty the produce into another truck. the delays stretched nine miles. the question is, is that accident clear now? >> a pineapple truck? >> a pineapple truck. juicy. >> danella, do you know anything about it? >> i have been covering it all morning long. guess what, the right lane is blocked. traveling the outer loop of the beltway. you can get on i-270. as you continue the right lane is blocked. there's good news. the truck is no longer overturned. it is shortly, hopefully looking to clearing soon. let's talk delays. as you make your way past connecticut avenue, you hit the breaks. closer to i-270, you slow down. none of the eight mile back up stuff. when i come back, we talk about i-66. barbara, over to you. >> thanks. >>> new
before friday. >> friday eve if you will. >> friday eve. that's right. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome on this chilly thursday morning. all right. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm allison seymour in for sarah simmons this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> gwen will join us now to talk about our chilly weather. things have changed. >> we'll get back to reality. no more 70s. chilly mornings kicking in. we don't have as many clouds as we had yesterday because we have a ridge of high pressure in control. so skies fairly clear. just a few high clouds for -- to the north and west of us. other than that, not much happening. we will have plenty of sunshine ahead. 36degrees at reagan national airport. 31 at dulles and 30 at bwi sure good marshall, a far cry from those 50s where we were yesterday. winds are light and they will remain light and calm throughout the course of the day. we are talking about plenty of sunshine. your high today, 46 degrees. it will be chilly. bundle up if you are heading out anywhere today. trust me. it is not going to warm up muc
to fix it all and how to get america back on the path to prosperity. it's possible. watch us, we're not just on saturdays at 1:00 p.m. eastern and sundays at 3:p.m. we're on monday to friday at 3:30 p.m. eastern. a little version of "your money." everything you need to know in business every day. you can find me on facebook, tweet me, my handle @ali velshi. have an excellent weekend. >>> it is the top of the hour. welcome, everybody. you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm deborah feyerick, in for fredricka whitfield. >> kansas city chiefs jovan belcher has committed suicide after allegedly killing his girlfriend. he allegedly shot his girlfriend multiple times at the couple's home. the paper said the two had been arguing. he then drove to a practice facility at the chiefs arrowhead stadium, woalked up to had coac and general manager, thanks them for what they had done for him, then shot himself in the head. joining us, nfl senior reporter, don banks. what do you know of this? how do you put it into perspective? >> it's a pretty unique situation in terms of nfl history. i think this is
massacre that's attracting a lot of attention this morning. >>> thousands of dockworkers could put the u.s. economy at risk if they go on strike on sunday. we'll take you inside the crisis some are calling the container cliff. >>> and sea world taking its water act all the way to wall street. why investors could soon own a peace of shamu. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm victor blackwell. carol has the morning off. with the nation still reeling from the shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago suffered a grim milestone last night, a man was killed in a shooting on chicago's dangerous west side. this scene marks chicago's 500th homicide this year alone. that's up more than 50 from last year. now when we're researching this story this morning, one statistic really jumped out at us. in the past five years, 270 children have been killed by gun violence in chicago. on top of that, there have been dozens of other people injured. cnn's ted rowlands rode along with two chicago police officers earlier this year to get a firsth
the u.s. should put armed guards in all schools. the comments came one week after 20 children and seven adults excludeing the gunman were killed in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. >>> and what was a poorly guarded secret in washington, john kerry nominated to the next secretary of state. susan rice was believed to be the first choice, but she pulled her name out of the running after several members of congress attacked her responses to the deadly attacks in benghazi. >>> a former u.s. marine was imprisoned in mexico for four months has been reunited with his family. john hammer was released yesterday partly thanks to the work from u.s. senator bill nelson. hammer was imprisoned on a questionable charge after police found him with an antique shotgun. he says u.s. officials told him it was okay to cross the border with the gun shown here, but mexican officials accused him of violating their law. those are the headlines, randi, back to you. >>> thanks, nick. as the year winds down, we wanted to take a look back at some of the top moments in 2012. >>> today is a new day at
it is unsafe to use pocket -- there may be times when it is unsafe to use bucket trucks. but be sure that we will be out there. >> it is likely we will have one more weather event to contend with this week. ava marie has been monitoring a system for saturday. >> this will allow colder air to spill into the state. that could bring the rain further south into maryland, maybe delaware as well. places that did not get the snow on the christmas holiday may very well see it on saturday. >> and maryland state highway officials tell us they are preparing for the possibility of a storm on saturday by preparing salt trucks. wbal tv-11 news. >> you can track the storms anywhere you are. try our new iphone and android apps. you can get the forecast any day at wbaltv.com. just click on weather. >> a man was murdered by his own girlfriend, and detectives say she did not back to world. asia la'trice cutler is accused of killing donte harris. police say that shanda cure and another woman helped her carry it out and they are charged as accessories. cutler told police that she found her boyfriend shot in the
shipments. >> if containers were made to be the focal point, we think that would be an advantage for us. we do have other cargoes. >> the port of baltimore will keep two public terminals open tomorrow to allow as many trucks as possible to pick up that cargo. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> today is purple friday. >> it is the last purple friday of the regular season. the ravens will play the bengals on sunday. the kickoff time will be sunday at 1:00 p.m. in cincinnati. keith mills will have much more on the game later this morning in sports. ravens playoff tickets go on sale later this morning starting at 10:00 a.m. the exact day and time of the game is still not decided. the ravens will host the colts or the bengals. it will be decided after sunday. you can order these tickets by phone or online. tickets will not be sold at m&t bank stadium. >> fans are printing shirts in honor of the ravens second straight afc north title. fan favorites include ray rice, dennis pitta. >> they endear themselves to the fan base. >> shirts will be available at local stores that sell ravens merchandise. 5:06.
dead in glen bernie. kim dacey joins us live with details. >> police said it happened around 6:00 a.m. yesterday when an intruder broke into the business on baltimore annapolis boulevard. and man was found shot to death in front of a place in glen bernie. they said the man broke into the store not knowing somebody was inside. that was the store's owner, jim butler. they got into an altercation inside the business and philip was eventually shot. philip eventually collapsed in the parking lot. he had been having difficulties with people breaking into the stores and this time he happened to be there when it happened. philip had a vast criminal record including theft and various drug offenses. so far no charges have been filed in this case. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there were two separate christmas day shootings. what happened on druid park lake drive. officers found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. there's a shooting in west baltimore. and now was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body. no word this morning on h
. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. the abc station from birmingham, sending us the tornadoes from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile about the time the storms got to that area. what's it like this morning? >> reporter: it's pretty
defend the country. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. this is the situation at this hour. the house is in recess. subject to the call of the chair. >>> that's not stopping him from wasting america's time. >> these are gyrations i've never seen before. >> tonight, congressman chris van hollen on the republicans in chaos. congressman elijah cummings and john garamendi on where the dems go next. >>> plus, abc's jake tapper took it to the president on gun control. >> where have you been? >> today the republican leadership was forced to respond. former vermont governor howard dean on the republican disappearing act on guns. and a preview of tomorrow's nra news conference. >>> and righties have their bogus war on christmas. >> santa, if you will, i understand you don't like to say happy holidays. why? >> tonight, i'll tell you about the real war on christmas and the people who stand to suffer for it. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. th
to make this happen. scott turner is here to tell us more about that. how did you pull this off? >> one of the big changes this year is we took the stage and sort of turned it 90 degrees. the stage was overlooking the christmas tree. today as you see the christmas tree is the backdrop of the stage. what better backdrop than what we're looking at today. and two, christmas on the eliption, we have musical -- ellipse, we have musical performances on the smaller stage in the center all month long. that will be the backdrop for the ceremony and activities that happen here. >> reporter: let's talk about the star of the show, the christmas tree. this is a fairly new christmas tree because of a storm that blew through the area last year. >> it's a new tree. we transplanted it in october of this year. if we go back two years february 2011, a storm blew through, knocked over the living tree planted in 1978. we transplanted a new tree in 2011. that tree didn't make it. so we removed that earlier this summer and transplanted this one, a 30-foot colorado blue spruce we hope will be here for many yea
more people would use it. new reaction to the idea. chris gordon joins us live at the icc, which is marking its first anniversary today. hey, chris. >> reporter: good evening. first of all, imagine in your mind's eye the kind of traffic tie-ups, the beltway backups you have faced over the years during rush hour. then compare it to this, the icc in durwood, maryland, we're at rush hour. traffic is sparse. moving at speed. which is 55 miles an hour. this was built to relief traffic congestion but it's underused and it looks like an empty airport runway according to the councilman. >> cut in half in hopes of doubling the traffic that produces the same amount of revenue but twice the use and help get cars off of other roads and make the icc an effective road in terms of how many people use it. >> reporter: we drove the entire 18-mile icc midday and found only a few vehicles using the three lanes in each direction between gaithersburg and laurel. >> i use it a couple of times a month. i would use it more frequently, but i think the tolls are a bit ridiculous. >> reporter: if the toll
on the problems keeping us from bringing you a normal news broadcast we normally do. our main focus is to keep you informed and safe. that being said, the weather and the traffic are two big stories and we will give you a weather report and traffic send you back to programming as we work on this. stay with us this morning because we could be up in to the normal programming at any point. i will send you to lynette charles who will tell you that it's foggy out there. >> you are right. that's what we are dealing with. we have a dense fog advisory that is in effect until 9 this morning. and we can see it for the entire viewing area. so as you head out the door, this morning, this is widespread dense fog. not that patchy fog that we have been used to seeing. right now temperatures are coming in at 44 degrees in perry hall and glenelg and 43 in bel air. other spots around sparrows point and shadyside temperatures well above average as we go towards the eastern shore easton at 53. we should be at 30 degrees now for the low temperatures. we are well above that. this 47 degrees you are seeing in shadyside
and it appears those numbers are on the rise. the bushmaster rival adam lanza used in the newtown killings was legally owned and registered to his mother, nancy lanza. she was also a victim of her son from a murderous rampage. police say he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary and shooting 20 schoolchildren and six female educators. gun sales are on the increase. according to maryland state police, and in november there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed. >> we are projecting over 8200 purchase applications for december to be processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed and at the end of 2012, state police project at least 62,000 will be handled. troopers will not speculate on why, but some reasons are apparent. the holiday season, high-profile crimes, and lawmakers who advocate measures to change on lot. >> i think when people see school children slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> according to fbi crime statistics, last year maryland had 398 murders. to hundred 62 were committ
this did was behind it all. >> it is important to note that our sources tell us detectives do not believe this is a copycat type plot. however, police said the student attended laurell high school. >> authorities believe this was a credible threat, in part because of items they say they found in the student's locker. police say monday laurel students were so concerned about disruptive behavior coming from a classmate, they told teachers, who reached out to authorities. >> references to shoot and kill were made. >> police say that found suspicious items in the juveniles locker, like drawings and lists. >> that found these materials and some diagrams, charts, analysts and things in the student's locker. the fact that he had access potentially to weapons, could lead a pretty awful situation. >> authorities say the student has been hospitalized and is undergoing emergency mental evaluation. >> it is really not to be taken lightly. >> in light of the unspeakable violence at a connecticut elementary school, many are grateful that the students came forward. >> i am grateful that they let the tea
passed in may but it's an important support program to make sure that the most vulnerable among us are cared for and they can bounce back up. it's one of those programs where we try to reach out, mr. speaker, not to prop folks up but to give them a hand up so that they can succeed. . these programs face a 35% cut. why is that? in the two years you and i have been here, mr. speaker, we have seen discretionary spending, it started in 2010 at some of the highest levels in american history. you and i in a bipartisan way brought it down in 2011. we brought it down again in 2012. and we brought it down again for f.y. 2013. i open up those newspapers, mr. speaker, folks talk about how there is no agreement here. folks are arguing and fighting with each other. in a bipartisan way this house, that senate, and our president has seen discretionary spending drop three years in a row. never before in my lifetime have we seen such a thing. i credit this body with being a driving force in that because we were elected by the american people who want to see their fiscal bucks put back in order, but
calls and comments. you can also join us on facebook and twitter. from the headlines this morning, including this from the washington post. there is also this story from "the huffington post." aspirations' including closing the educational achievement gap. the lofty goals may have to wait as lawmakers and the president toppled a number of issues that cannot wait. let's go back to the inauguration from generic 20, 2009, a few hundred feet from where we are at as he addressed the nation. he will do so again january next year. this is what he said nearly four years ago. [video clip] >> we must dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking america. [applause] everywhere we look, there is work to be done. the state of our economy calls for action bold and swift. we will react to lay a new foundation for growth. electrical grids that bind us together. we will restore science to its rightful place and raise health care quality and lower cost. we will harness the sun and the wind to run our factories and will transform our schools and colleges to meet the demands of a new age. all of
will come here to washington and ask us to help them out from their bad decisions. i hope at that time that we can show by pointing at these states and these right ideas that we know the solutions at the state level and that we also know that we can change how we think here at the federal level and make our country work a lot better. i i leave here with a lot of respect for my colleagues. i know my democrat colleagues believe with conviction their ideas. and i know my republican colleagues do too. but i hope we can look at the facts. i hope we can look at the real world. i hope we can look at what's working and set aside the politics and realize what really makes this country great and strong is when we move dollars and decisions out of washington back to people and communities and to states, that it works. not for 2% but for 100% of americans. i feel like our customers in the senate, at the heritage foundation, or wherever we go, are 100% of americans who these ideas can work for to build a better future and a stronger america. and i'm not leaving the fight. i hope to raise my game at
clear to me. john boehner is not a leader. he's being led, and he may take all of us down with him. >> plan b. >> plan b. >> plan b. >> republicans have made every effort to avoid the situation we find ourselves in. >> they keep on finding ways to say no as opposed to finding ways to say yes. >> he goes up to 400. this deal should be done. >> it's very hard for them to say yes to me. >> the decision is for the white house and the senate democrats to come join us so we can avoid the tax hike on american people. >> it is very hard for them to say yes to me. >> they know it is a nonstarter. >> they're thinking about voting for raising taxes, at least on folks over $1 million, which they say they don't want 20 do, but they're going to reject spending cuts that they say they do want to do. that defies logic. >> guess what? the ceos, they're all on his side. >> we should be able to get something done. >> thank you. ♪ >>> it is 12 days to the fiscal cliff, five days to christmas, and one day before some people believe the world will come to an end. so why is house speaker john boehner w
news this morning in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a wonderful weekend. >> bad live and in hd, -- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the second time this month a man is killed after being shot in front of a subway train in new york city. searching for the person who did it caught running from the scene. president obama meets with congressional leaders to avoid the fiscal cliff. a nation members the man who led allied forces in the 1991 gulf war -- a look back at the light of retired general norman schwarzkopf. >> it is friday, december 28. i am scott thuman. jacqui jeras -- we have a good day ahead of usaheadright? >> -- and head of us>right? >> we will come back in just a second. what are the roadway's like their? >> at cedar lane, it is a water main break -- traffic is heading toward southbound. squeezing by to the right. water main work continues. southbound at cedar lane. you can see everybody moving over to the right. northbound mos
in the immediate metro. showers overnight came through and quickly raced away from us we. have another disturbance back in the ohio valley. going to squeeze out the showers mostly in the mountains. aim thinking they're going to stay there. one or two could make it east toward us. 41 in martinsburg to 54 fredericksburg. 5024 luray with 45 in frederick. we're look at 52 in la plata. monika, it is 6:00 a.m. beltway a mess north of town. >>> the beltway is a mess north of town. we're talking about the outer loop heading towards bethesda and connecticut avenue. in fact, let's just go to our live picture right now on our mdot camera so i can show you what's going o. i was just on the phone with maryland state police. on the outer loop after connecticut avenue, six cars were involved in this accident on the outer loop of the beltway causing major delays. you need to stay to the right to get by and if you're planning to head here, the equipment still on the scene. arrow board has been set up. a tight squeeze to the right. you know what that does to traffic. in fact, let's go to our next camera shot. i can
and a culture of violence in america. >> we've all got to be angry. this is not us and them, us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry. this is all of us. >> this has changed and it should move beyond dialogue. we need answers. >> reporter: newtown united is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and the miss fortune of being on -- misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed till further notice. >> one of the victims in the newtown shooting spree has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mom was the school psychologist at sandy hook elementary and one of the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. they have lunched a fund raising campaign with the goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> advocates for gun control are hoping that the actions of newtown is enough to spark debate. >>
on the phil buster, a tactic used to delay legislation but republicans say the tool is key to protecting their minority rights. >> warner: on the eve of world aids day, ray suarez updates the hopes and frustrations in the fight against the deadly disease. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> warner: and is the grand canyon 60 million years older than we've long thought? we ask science correspondent miles o'brien. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by bnsf railway. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: washington's clock ticked another day closer today to automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, the so-called "fiscal cliff". the president took to the road, while republicans warned there's a deadlock in efforts to reach a deficit deal. >> now, of course, santa delivers everywhere. i've b
definitely taking some getting used to. >> wow. unbelievable. you know, she plans to graduate with her masters in august, and that's not enough. nope. not for amy. she's going to start work on her second masters degree in social work. that's next year, and her goal is to help develop programs in a residential center for people living with disabilities. go, amy, go. you are my hero. thanks, everyone for watching. newsroom international with suzanne malveaux starts now. >>> welcome to "newsroom international." i'm suzanne malveaux. we're taking you aron the world in 6 on minutes. today in cairo the most violent street fighting since the election of egypt's mohammed morsi. the army called in the tanks when the protesters got close to the presidential palace. soldiers and armored vehicles shut down a demonstration by both supporters and opponents of the president. they left behind piles of rubble, burning cars, month sense of stability as a major nationwide vote gets one day closer. president morsi said a few hours ago he is going to address the egyptian people. he has not yet, but when th
not let interest groups persuade us otherwise. we need restrictions and sensible gun control legislation. we need them here and we need them now. our children are counting on us and we really need to not let them down. i yield back. mr. murphy: i yield 1:30 to the gentlelady from california, ms. esh -- eshoo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. eshoo: i thank the gentlelady from connecticut. there have been many heart -wrenching tributes this evening. on behalf of my constituents in the 14th congressional district in california, i hope that our words and our prayers and also our future actions will be a source of comfort to the parents of the victims and to the community of newtown, connecticut. it is appropriate that we offer our prayers and our sympathy, but that's not enough. that is not enough. it is in this chamber and in this congress we're together. we can indeed make the changes that the american people in their and wish are looking for. i can't help think of the words of you lincoln's gettysburg address when he said the nation will long remember what we sa
a little later. there go the fireworks. yeah, it is officially new year's eve. >> 18 hours ahead of us. >> happy 2013 to those folks just a few hours away from us. good morning, everybody. i'm becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin. joe kernen is joining us from washington, d.c. this morning along with john harwood. joe, i know you have a huge lineup there. and i know you were up a little late last night, too, right? >> yes, becky, very late. you and andrew, i hope you guys are ready for the heavy lifting. can i ask you a question? are they over the cliff in new zealand, do you know? >> yeah, i guess that's it. >> the sequester would have gone into effect. >> no, that's probably only affecting us here, but that shows you how close it is. we are -- i guess something could happen at 11:00. we'll see, beck. andrew, good to see you, as well. >> good to see you. >> we've switched. i've got the jacket on, you've got the jacket off. how does that capital building look? >> it looks great behind you. you look very statesman like, absolutely. you have your rise above pin on for this final day
think it's important nonetheless for those of us who are concerned about the boundaries of privacy and feel like the law could be strengthened to make our case here in hopes that at some point we will be able to have the real type of consideration that these issues merit. in my opinion, there are serious reforms that need to be made before we consider renewing this law. this law is supposed to be about giving our government the tools it needs to collect communications of foreigners outside of our country. if it's possible that our intelligence agencies are using a law to collect and use to communicate to americans without a warrant, that's a problem. of course we can't reach conclusions about that in this forum because this is an unclassified discussion. my colleagues senator wyden and senator udall who serve on intelligence have discussed the loophole in the current law that allow the potential of back-door searches. this could allow the government to effectively use warrantless searches for the communications of law-abiding americans. and senator wyden has an amendment that relat
joins us now live from newtown with the latest today. jay? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. another rough day here as you have described today. first graders from sandy hook elementary gathering to bury two more of their classmates while students at other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain of saying good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and a hat for christmas. a first born, she liked to plan and organize so much her family called her their ceo. james mattioli, nicknamed jay, loved sports on his ipad. early riser. he usually ended the day cuddled up on the couch next to his mom. there are so many here holding one another tight right now unable to sthak the horror. for jean ro . >> they kept saying that -- one of the boys said he had a big gun and a little gun. i -- i -- i could not fathom what they were talking about. >> reporter: he found the boys huddled in his yard after they ran past the
was pulled out. it is not clear when the school will be used. >> investigators are gathering what they call cigna to get evidence. it will not discuss what has been seized the gunman's home computer may not reveal much. it was smashed and torn apart. >> it is great to take some time to do that. >> it will take some time to interview the more than 100 witnesses including at some point the children who survived the attack. >> is a very tender issue. and i can tell you that any interviews with any children will be done with professionals, with parents, and with investigators. >> one that can only come after the heart wrenching process for these kids in this community. when say one final goodbye. it is an emotional struggle they will be forced to renew and repeat 26 times here. >> schools across the country are taking extra time to make sure everyone feels secure on school grounds after the incident. that includes schools in baltimore city. lisa robinson joins us from north baltimore with that part of the story. >> school districts reporting things have been quiet and they have been hearing fro
was bustling saturday with shoppers determined to make holiday purchases within reason. >> they'll save us a lot of money. >> with the looming fiscal cliff, linda and mike martzen are changing holiday shopping habits this year, relying on coupons and shopping less in case the cliff goes over in the beginning of the year. they're not alone. >> buying more practical, stuff people want. >> trying to save more and buy less in case taxes do go up. >> experts say the fiscal cliff could play grinch to the u.s. economy during the holiday shopping season. in a recent survey, the national retail federation found about 2/3 of shoppers said the fiscal cliff and other economic concerns would affect their holiday spending. the fiscal cliff will result in tax increases and federal spending cuts. >> both parties are kind of, hey, i'm going to do my thing, you're going to do your thing, nobody seems to want to give in. they're going to have to because this country's in a dire situation. >> many shoppers agree, as tax paying citizens, one of the top things on their wish list for christmas is for the preside
that is moving in. it will give a say rain chance today -- it would give us a rain chance today. we'll talk more about the forecast detail coming up in just a few minutes. >> authorities in iowa or reading the results of an autopsy to confirm the results of bodies found on wednesday. police believe the bodies are those of cousins that disappeared in july. lyric cook and elizabeth collins were last seen riding their bicycles. a massive search led to the bicycles and a purse. authorities arrested a navy veteran and charged him with attempted espionage. robert hoffman tried to give a classified information on how to track u.s. submarines to people he thought were representatives of the russian federation. >> this is the seven first anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. there'll be a parade later today. in new york, survivors will commemorate the anniversary. there will be a similar ceremony at the inner harbor in ltimore on the last surviving vessel to witness the attack. >> 5:10. is all of your shopping done? >> after you by the fancy electronics, there is another major decision you have to m
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